For some people, the online aspect of an affair just isn't enough. Many people want to meet in person, but there are some people who just want to enjoy their time online and aren't looking to change their lifestyle in the slightest just so they can find the connection that they're looking for. For these people the online connection is more than enough to suit their needs.
There are of course benefits to keeping your affair online and never taking it away from your computer or phone. One of those benefits is that it's harder to get caught when you're not going out to physically meet someone. Your schedule won't deviate much and because of that you're never going to find yourself in the awkward situation of explaining to your spouse where you've been for the past four hours. It also means that you're never going to find yourself smelling like another person or with the dreaded lipstick on your collar.
Affairs that are done purely online are done completely at your convenience and you can go for days without answering someone's mail if you choose to. It's also very easy to find the time to have purely online affairs since you'll be able to answer your messages in brief spurts without dedicating a large chunk of time to your extramarital affair.
The downside to this of course is that purely online affairs can become a little clinical. In the same way that viewing pornography or reading erotica can not quite do it for you, purely online affairs are missing an essential component to human contact which is touch. For the people who are just looking for another person to talk to or someone whom they can share their feelings with, the lack of touch can be manageable and indeed, might be preferable than taking your affair off of the computer.
Online affairs can also end much more suddenly than affairs that are off the computer can. We have the interesting ability to detach ourselves more from people when the medium is through a computer or website as compared to when we're meeting in person or talking on the phone. You might find that someone you've been talking to for weeks suddenly isn't there any longer and while this can be frustrating, it must be understood that by talking to you your online affair partners are running the same risk.
Would we recommend having purely online extramarital affairs?
It all depends on what you're looking for, really, but purely online affairs are perfect for those who are just starting to look into the possibility of affairs in their lives. They won't make much of a difference in your schedule and by testing the waters you are better able to find out if an extramarital affair is what you need or if you're just looking for something like more friends or a new hobby to take up some of your time.
Starting out with purely online affairs allow you to talk to people who are going through similar situations to yours and can even help you to make up your mind. Sometimes people come onto the site simply to talk to the people there and use it as a support group.
Whatever your decision, affair or no affair, online affair or offline affair, just make sure you're doing what feels right for you.